Roush Recovering at Mayo Clinic

Jack Roush, the automotive icon co-owner of Roush Fenway Racing and chairman of Roush Enterprises and the man who will go down in history as the single human to have survived two plane crashes, has been transferred from the hospital he was admitted to after Tuesday's crash to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

According to Roush Performance, the tycoon underwent surgery Tuesday night to repair facial damage. Although his condition is serious, he is also stable. The NASCAR team owner will continue to be treated for his injuries at the Mayo Clinic.

Roush was on his way to the EAA AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, when the Hawker Beechcraft Premier jet he was flying crashed during landing.

As we already reported, Roush was heading to the event to promote his new Mustang cars. Roush's plane was on approach towards the north-south runway of the Wittman Regional Airport when it passed over the runway, came back down and skidded to a stop. The plane broke in half and landed right on its belly.

The cause of Tuesday's crash has not yet been determined, but both National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials, on site for the air show, are investigating the crash.

This is the second time in eight year Roush crashes a plane, after in 2002 he went through a similar ordeal in Alabama.

“The ROUSH organization would like to thank the physicians and staff at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah, Wis., for the care and treatment provided during his stay. Once again, we would also like to thank everyone for the outpouring of support and well wishes,”
Roush's company said in a statement.
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